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Join the Military Branch for access to a network of safety subject-matter experts who work or serve in the military, as well as relevant industry education and information.

military_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Military Branch member community is the premier resource for members looking for technical knowledge and expertise on safety topics — like operational, fleet and off-duty safety — that are relevant to active duty and reserve military personnel, National Guard members and their civil service counterparts.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Military Branch, we provide the following:

  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings like the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals.
  • Professional development opportunities, including military- and OSH-focused education that you can immediately put into practice; mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge; and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume.
  • Safety-related, military-focused content and information that you can immediately implement as well as share with employers and colleagues to create safe, productive work environments.

Why It Matters

Our military branches and those who serve and work in them experience common risks and exposures not generally seen outside military services. This makes it especially important for you to have access to a network of peers who can provide insight and guidance on the professional challenges found in these settings, and connect you to the latest technical content that offers direction on the unique challenges you face.

How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.

Active Duty Military Membership

ASSP offers reduced dues to members who are active duty military personnel in any branch of the U.S. military whose job involves safety, as well as military reservists whose job involves safety and who are on active duty (beyond the annual two-week commitment). You will need to provide proof of active service to qualify for this offer.

Military member benefits Include:

To receive this offer, select the Public Sector Practice Specialty and Public Sector Military Branch on your application and enter promo code MILMEM at checkout, or call ASSP's Customer Service staff at +1 847-699-2929.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Military Branch, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

 
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    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
  • Coal Miner Working in Mine

    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.
  • Construction Workers Receiving Training

    Measuring the Effectiveness of Toolbox Safety Training

    Nov 08, 2018
    A recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH researchers examined the impact of toolbox talks, particularly those that include a narrative element, on the knowledge gain experienced by workers who participated.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Military Branch and volunteer for a position on our Advisory Committee. Or consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which after two years leads to the office of administrator. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance, both on the job and in the Society.

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Military Branch Advisory Committee

Assistant Content Coordinator Elicia Liles

Assistant Professional Development Chair Nicholas J Hall

Awards & Honors Chair Justin D Artman

Branch Chair Christopher M Gates, ARM

Branch Vice Chair Michael S Hawkins, CSP

Content Coordinator Shawn T Lewis, OHST

Government Affairs Chair Michael S Hawkins, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Justin D Artman

Professional Development Chair Marlon Madrishin

Secretary Cas D Caruso, CSP, ASP, CET

Social Media Chair Jakob Q Kurtz, CSP

Social Media Chair Biagi C Borrero

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